.) Islamic Centre in Vienna until 2004. At present he is the personal representative of Khamenei in London and Head of the Islamic Centre of England in London. Joe Kovacic and the Lado story Joseph Kovacic was born in Croatia in 1945. After serving in the Croatian Army (Croatian ground army), he began training as a luthier at the Zagreb School of Guitar Making in Zagreb, Croatia, followed by two years additional training at Crossman Guitar Works in Vienna
The '''Battle of Schellenberg''', also known as the '''Battle of Donauwörth''', was fought on 2 July 1704 during the War of the Spanish Succession. The engagement was part of the Duke of Marlborough (John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough)'s campaign to save the Habsburg (Habsburg Monarchy) capital of Vienna from a threatened advance by King Louis XIV (Louis XIV of France)'s Franco-Bavarian forces ranged in southern Germany. Marlborough had commenced his 250 mile (400 km) march from Bedburg, near Cologne, on 19 May; within five weeks he had linked his forces with those of the Margrave of Baden (Louis William, Margrave of Baden-Baden), before continuing on to the river Danube. Once in southern Germany the Allies' task was to induce Max Emanuel, the Elector of Bavaria (Maximilian II Emanuel, elector of Bavaria), to abandon his allegiance to Louis XIV and rejoin the Grand Alliance (Grand Alliance (League of Augsburg)); but to force the issue the Allies first needed to secure a fortified bridgehead and magazine on the Danube through which their supplies could cross to the south of the river into the heart of the Elector's lands. For this purpose, Marlborough selected the town of Donauwörth. The Battle of Schellenberg was part of the Grand Alliance (Grand Alliance (League of Augsburg))'s campaign of 1704 to prevent the Franco-Bavarian army from threatening Vienna, the capital of Habsburg Austria (Habsburg Monarchy). The campaign began in earnest on 19 May when the Duke of Marlborough (John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough) began his 250 mile (400 km) march from Bedburg near Cologne towards the Elector of Bavaria's (Maximilian II Emanuel, elector of Bavaria) and Marshal Marsin's (Ferdinand de Marsin) Franco-Bavarian army on the Danube. Marlborough had initially deceived the French commanders – Marshal Villeroi (François de Neufville, duc de Villeroi) in the Spanish Netherlands and Marshal Tallard (Camille d'Hostun, duc de Tallard) along the Rhine – into thinking his target was Alsace or the Moselle (Moselle River) farther to the north. However, when the Elector was notified on 5 June of Marlborough's march from the Low Countries he had correctly predicted that it was his principality of Bavaria that was the Allies real target. Spencer: ''Blenheim: Battle for Europe,'' 173 left thumb 250px ''A Fête at Bermondsey'', c. 1569-70. (Image:Joris Hoefnagel Fete at Bermondsey c 1569.jpg) Hoefnagel was born in Antwerp. He travelled abroad, making drawings from archaeological subjects, and was a pupil of Hans Bol at Mechlin. He was afterwards patronized by the elector of Bavaria at Munich, where he stayed eight years, and by the Emperor Rudolph (Rudolph II, Holy Roman Emperor) at Prague. He died at Vienna in 1601. His son, Jacob Hoefnagel, was also a painter. Vrhnika became a market town and was considered to be among the wealthiest towns in Carniola, Janez Vajkard Valvasor (Johann Weichert Valvasor): ''The Glory of the Duchy of Carniola'', published 1689, reprint 1984 by Mladinska knjiga, f.240,241, up to the early 18th century, when it started to lose importance. Nevertheless, it remained one of main transportation junctions in Inner Austria, because of its strategic location on the croassroads between the Trieste-Vienna and Rijeka-Klagenfurt trade routes. The development of the town was however strongly impaired by the construction of the Austrian Southern Railway in the 1840s, which bypassed it. From then on, it started losing importance, becoming a satellite town of Ljubljana, which has remained up to this day. Several members of the Girls' Choir sang at the official opening of the Millennium Dome in 1999 and in 2005 the Girls' Choir performed with the Vienna Boys' Choir, in Vienna, Austria as part of the Fifth World Choral Festival. Biography Bernhard Gál (a.k.a. Gal) works between the categories, creating music for instrument (musical instrument)s and electro-acoustic compositions (musical composition), as well as art installations (installation art). Many of his intermedia art projects and sound installations present combinations of sound, light, objects, video projections and spatial concepts. He is director of the Austrian art organization "sp ce" and runs the record label Gromoga Records. Gals work has been presented in concerts, installations (Installation art) and exhibitions (Art exhibitions) throughout Europe, Asia and The Americas. He has been invited to music and art festivals including Donaueschinger Musiktage Germany; Donaufestival Austria; FILE São Paulo; ICMC Berlin; Inventionen Berlin; Jeunesse Festival Vienna; MaerzMusik Berlin; MATA Festival New York; Musashino Public Art Festival Tokyo, Musicacoustica Beijing; Mutek Montreal; Nuova Consonanza Rome; New Sound, New York-Festival, NYC; Sonambiente Berlin; Soundfield Festival Chicago; Festival Stimme+, ZKM, Karlsruhe; Wien Modern Festival. He has collaborated with artists such as Yumi Kori, P. Michael Schultes, G.S. Sedlak, and Emre Tuncer. For his work, Gal has received numerous awards, including the Karl Hofer Prize Berlin 2001, a fellowship from the DAAD Artists in Berlin Programme 2003, the Austrian State Scholarship for Composition 2004, and the Outstanding Artist Award for Music of the City of Vienna 2010. His music has been made available on ca. 30 audio publications, by record labels such as Durian, Plate Lunch, Intransitive Records, Bremsstrahlung, Klanggalerie, Charhizma, and Gromoga. Currently Gál lives and works in Vienna and Salzburg, Austria. 17 March 1904 Vienna daughter of Elias, Duke of Parma and Maria Anna of Austria-Teschen (Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria (1882–1940)) never married 13 November 1917 Vienna daughter of Elias, Duke of Parma and Maria Anna of Austria-Teschen (Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria (1882–1940)) Infante Alfonso, Duke of Calabria 16 April 1936 Vienna (3 children) Recordings Rankin made few commercial recordings during her career. Although she was under contract with the Decca label, many of her recording projects fell through for various reasons, and her only Decca recording is Suzuki in Puccini's ''Madama Butterfly'' with Renata Tebaldi in the title role. A number of notable live recordings have only recently become available on CD. Among them is a 1951 recording of Rankin's Amneris in ''Aida'' that was conducted by Herbert von Karajan for radio broadcast in Vienna, a recording of Verdi's ''Requiem'' at La Scala from that same year, and the 1960 La Scala production of Berlioz's ''Les Troyens''. A famous "pirate" recording of hers is a 1958 performance of ''Aïda'' in Mexico City, with Rankin as Amneris and fellow singers Anita Cerquetti, Flaviano Labò, Cornell MacNeil, Fernando Corena and Norman Treigle. thumb 300px Home since 1900-1938 in Gentzgasse (Image:EgonFriedell.Gentzgasse7.Vienna.08.01.2008.PICT0002.JPG) 7, Währing, Vienna '''Egon Friedell''' born '''Egon Friedmann''', 21 January 1878, in Vienna, died 16 March 1938, in Vienna, was a prominent Austrian philosopher, historian, journalist, actor, cabaret performer ''(Kabarettist)'' and theatre critic. He studied in Vienna at the University of Music and Performing Arts and made his professional debut at the Vienna State Opera in 1999. Early career Rupnik was born in Lokve (Lokve, Nova Gorica) near Gorizia, in what was then the Austrian (Austria-Hungary) County of Gorizia and Gradisca and is now part of the Slovenian municipality of Nova Gorica. A career soldier, from 1895 to 1899 he studied at the infantry cadet school (military academy) in Trieste and graduated as a Junior Second Lieutenant. His schooling continued in Vienna from 1905 to 1907. After World War I, he joined the Yugoslav army (Royal Yugoslav Army) in May 1919 with the rank of active Staff Major. He thereafter climbed the ranks, becoming a Lieutenant-Colonel (1923), Colonel (1927), Brigadier General (1933) and Lieutenant General (1937). Leon (Lav) Rupnik (1880 - 1946) When the Wehrmacht invaded Yugoslavia on 6 April 1941 Rupnik was Chief of Staff of 1st Army Group. Yugoslav Army, April 1941 Life He was born in Bucharest to a wealthy family. His forefathers, however, sprang from Hamburg, Germany and settled in Zhitomir, Ukraine in the 19th century, but later moved to Romania. Chess Archaeology at www.chessarch.com After completing his studies in Vienna, he went back to Romania, where he ran the ''Frothier Printing House'' in Bucharest. Soon he became associated with Dr. Bethel Henry Baron von Stroussberg (Bethel Henry Strousberg ), working as a translator for the influential railroad tycoon who was nicknamed "The King of Railways." Stroussberg's financial bankruptcy in 1875 led to Albin's exile in Vienna once again, together with his wife and 3 children. He died at age 72 in a Vienna sanatorium. Glawischnig worked as a legal adviser for Global 2000 from 1992 till 1996. In that year she embarked on a career in regional politics for the Green Party of Vienna, later moving on to the federal level. ref name "gruene
-fashioned people, whose narrow-mindedness goes far as to call today's dance music contemptible should be serenaded with ashaming generosity by the 'Liebeslieder' of the young Johann Strauss." The waltz's title was a chronicle of events in and around Vienna as the Imperial City underwent vast development through the years. Although the waltz was intended as a choral work for the association, its first performance was actually at the Vienna Prater, on 10 May 1891 for a 'Monster Concert' of over 500 musicians from the combined military orchestras of Vienna under Strauss' baton. The premiere of the waltz in its orchestral version was also without chorus, as the planned performance with chorus had been delayed until 4 October of the same year, taking place at the Sängerhalle under the direction of chorus-master Eduard Kremser. The waltz's title was a chronicle of events in and around Vienna as the Imperial City underwent vast development through the years. Although the waltz was intended as a choral work for the association, its first performance was actually at the Vienna Prater, on 10 May 1891 for a 'Monster Concert' of over 500 musicians from the combined military orchestras of Vienna under Strauss' baton. The premiere of the waltz in its orchestral version was also without chorus, as the planned performance with chorus had been delayed until 4 October of the same year, taking place at the Sängerhalle under the direction of chorus-master Eduard Kremser. The title may be interpreted as "Chit-chat" and may refer to the Viennese (Vienna) passion for gossip. Strauss may also have been referencing the single act burlesque 'Der Tritsch-tratsch' (with music by Adolf Müller, Sr.) by the famous Austrian dramatist and actor Johann Nepomuk Nestroy, which premiered in 1833 and was still in the stage repertoire at the same time the polka was written. Many point out that the title may also have meant his first wife's (Henrietta Treffz) poodle, also named Tritsch-tratsch, but this etymology remains unsubstantiated as well. Considered together with the imperial of Vienna, one of the best in the world, consists of pieces ranging from the 15th century onwards. These highlight the pieces of tournament made for Charles V and Philip II by leading armorers of Milan and Augsburg. Among the most remarkable pieces stands the armory and full tools that Emperor Charles V used in the Battle of Mühlberg, and which was portrayed by Titian in the famous equestrian portrait (Equestrian Portrait of Charles V) of the Museo del Prado. Unfortunately, part of the armory was lost during the Peninsular War and during the Spanish Civil War. Still, the armory retains some of the most important pieces of this art in Europe and worldwide, including several signed by Filippo Negroli, one of the most famous architects of the guild. '''9''' '''07''' '''01''' : Vienna - Neubau On trips to Vienna in 1980 and 1983, Pelton stayed at the residence of the Soviet Ambassador to Austria and underwent debriefing sessions that sometimes lasted eight hours a day with KGB officer Anatoly Slavnov. Even though Pelton had left the NSA, he may have continued to be valuable to the Soviets as an intelligence consultant, helping them interpret data picked up from other sources. Pelton had no classified documents to offer but relied on his memory to provide information. He was paid about $37,000 by the Soviets. Spies, Spies Everywhere Jeffrey T. Richelson, ''A century of spies: intelligence in the twentieth century'', p. 393. Compared to central Stockholm, streets were widened to 18 metres, except for the main east-west-bound street Odengatan which was made 30 metres wide and adorned with plantings after continental prototypes. In accordance with construction charters from the 1870s, building corners where filleted and building heights adopted to street width and limited to five floors — embellishing proportions intended to bring light and air into the urban space. The Neo-Renaissance plaster architecture of the middle class residential buildings in southern Vasastaden, much reminds of Ringstraße in Vienna; the ground floors are dominated by horizontal elements with columns and pilasters above, while accentuated cornices closes the vertical compositions. Later architects failed to appreciate these Neo-Renaissance buildings and freed many of them of most of their decorations. Adler writes vividly and with humor. He describes the director Hartenstein as "a young man from Galicia (Galicia (Central Europe)) with long hair and short brains, half educated in Vienna, and half an actor", and refers to the poor of Whitechapel as looking as if they "had come out of their mothers already gray and old." Of his early London years, he writes, "We played for a tiny audience, on a stage the size of a cadaver, but we played well, with a drunkenness of happiness." Adler 1999 p.214, 233, 248 '''NIKI Luftfahrt GmbH''', also known as '''flyNiki''' is a scheduled semi-lowcost airline and a subsidiary of Air Berlin, Germany's second largest airline. It mainly serves business and some leisure destinations and is headquartered in Office Park I at Vienna International Airport in Schwechat, Wien-Umgebung, Austria. "Contact form." Niki. Retrieved on 25 January 2011. "NIKI Luftfahrt GmbH Office Park I, Top B03 A-1300 Wien" "Information about the city plan." City of Schwechat. Retrieved on 5 September 2009. Niki operates charter services to leisure destinations in Europe and the Middle East from Vienna, Salzburg and Linz on behalf of tour operators as well. Although it's often called "low-cost", it provides full service, like free refreshments, newspapers, baggage, etc. Niki operates services to leisure destinations in Europe (especially Greece and Spain) and Egypt from Vienna, Salzburg, Linz and Graz. The flights are marketed by Air Berlin. Biography Born in Vienna, he received BAs from Columbia University and Oxford University, and the PhD from Harvard University, in 1964. He also received the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship. Although Ferdinand von Rothschild was born in Paris, France, he was from Vienna and a part of the Rothschild banking family of Austria. He was the second son of Baron Anselm von Rothschild (Anselm von Rothschild) (1803–1874) and Charlotte von Rothschild ''née'' Rothschild (1807–1859). House of Commons and the Judicial Bench 1886 He held the hereditary title ''Freiherr'' (Baron) in the Austrian nobility. He became a British subject and moved from Vienna to London. In Britain he used the style '''Ferdinand de Rothschild'''. Although Ferdinand von Rothschild was born in Paris, France, he was from Vienna and a part of the Rothschild banking family of Austria. He was the second son of Baron Anselm von Rothschild (Anselm von Rothschild) (1803–1874) and Charlotte von Rothschild ''née'' Rothschild (1807–1859). House of Commons and the Judicial Bench 1886 He held the hereditary title ''Freiherr'' (Baron) in the Austrian nobility. He became a British subject and moved from Vienna to London. In Britain he used the style '''Ferdinand de Rothschild'''. Born in Kiel, Germany, he studied at the Stern Conservatory in Berlin and in Vienna. He was heavily involved in creating three orchestras in his lifetime, most notably the Chamber Orchestra of the Saar. With this group he created one of the recorded (Sound recording and reproduction) collections of Bach (Johann Sebastian Bach)'s orchestral music. These recordings were made originally between 1954 and 1967 as Les Discophiles Français, Erato (Erato Records) and Club Français du Disque releases (Release (music)) in France and appeared then under license with various American (United States) labels (Record label) (notably Nonesuch (Nonesuch Records)) on both LP (LP album) and cassette (Compact Cassette). * 11 October 1892, Prague, first performance outside Russia (in Czech, trans. V. J. Novotný) Brown, pg. 232 * 1902, first performance in Vienna, Vienna State Opera, conducted by Gustav Mahler Rzhevsky, pg. 153 * 1904, Moscow, Bolshoi Theatre, conducted by Sergei Rachmaninoff Harrison, pg. 114 Biography Rysanek was born in Vienna and made her operatic debut in 1949 in Innsbruck. In 1951 the Bayreuth Festival reopened and the new leader Wieland Wagner asked her to sing Sieglinde. He was convinced that her unique, young and beautiful voice, combined with her rare acting abilities, would create a sensation. She became a star overnight, and the role of Sieglinde followed her for the rest of her career. Richard I left Palestine in October 1192 and would have retrieved his lands intact had he reached home in time. But Leopold V (Leopold V, Duke of Austria) arrested him near Vienna, accusing him of the murder of his cousin Conrad, and then handed him down to Emperor Henry VI (Henry VI, Holy Roman Emperor). John Lackland was summoned to Philip II's court and accepted to marry Alys with no less than Artois has a dowry. In return, the entire Norman Vexin would be given to the King of France. After all, no one was sure if Richard I would be ever released. Yet, all of the forces John could gather were a bunch of mercenaries as even William the Lion did not join his revolt and also sent money for Richard's ransom. Another revolt in Aquitaine was suppressed by Elias de la Celle, but in Normandy Philip II himself was leading the operations. By April 1193 he had reached Rouen and although the ducal capital couldn't be taken, he and his allies were then controlling all the ports from the Rhine to Dieppe (Dieppe, Seine-Maritime). Confronted to the situation, Richard's regents conceded the Treaty of Mantes in July 1193, confirming Philip II's control on all the land he had taken including the entire Norman Vexin, the castles of Drincourt and Arques (Arques, Pas-de-Calais) in Normandy and the castles of Loches and Châtillon (Châtillon, Vienne) in Tourraine as well as adding a substantial payment once Richard is back. Biography Henrietta Chalupetzky was the only child of a Viennese (Vienna) goldsmith and studied music in Vienna, adopting her mother's maiden name, Treffz, for professional purposes. Her career took her around Austria, as well as Germany and France, but it was in England that she first appeared with Johann Strauss I in concerts that would bring her numerous accolades and felicitations. The ''Musical World'', published in London on 5 May 1849, noted her talents: "mezzo-soprano voice of beautiful quality and remarkable for freshness and equality of tone throughout the register". Wikipedia:Vienna Commons:Category:Vienna
such as ''Massagesalon Elvira'' that featured Anne Magle, the Danish (Denmark) porn sensation of the '70s. Zhou later went on a trip to Vienna, Austria, for the filming of her music movie featuring four songs from her new album. Chen Bolin, a Taiwanese actor and her co-star in "McDull, the Alumni", appeared in the movie as the leading male character. Life Beckovsky was born and studied in Havlíčkův Brod, Brno, Vienna and Prague. In 1685 he entered the Knights
Hofburgtheater in Vienna. Later his interest expanded into the newly burgeoning cinema and he made films in Germany and Italy with sporadic success. Becoming teetotal at an early age, he smoked cigars prodigiously, later provoking being admonished by George Bernard Shaw that he would ruin his voice. '''''Der Opernball''''' ('''''The Opera Ball''''') is an operetta in three acts with music by Richard Heuberger, and libretto by Victor Léon and Heinrich von Waldberg
drew influences also from the Greek folk music (Greek folk music), poetry (he was an admirer of Kostis Palamas) and myth, aiming to combine the German Romanticism with Greek motives. In 1919 he founded the Hellenic Conservatory and in 1926 the National Conservatoire (National Conservatoire (Greece)). In 1276 Rudolph placed Ottokar under the ban of the empire (Reichsacht) and besieged Vienna. This compelled Ottokar in November 1276 to sign a new treaty by which he gave up all claims to Austria and the neighbouring duchies, retaining for himself only Bohemia and Moravia. Ottokar's son Wenceslaus (Wenceslaus II of Bohemia) was also betrothed to Rudolph's daughter Judith. It was an uneasy peace. Two years later, the Bohemian king tried to recover his lost lands by force. Ottokar found allies and collected a large army, but he was defeated with Hungarian assistance and killed at the Battle of Dürnkrut and Jedenspeigen on the March (March (river)) on 26 August 1278. The Hungarian government tried everything to avoid the conflict. Prime minister Lajos Batthyány and Minister of Justice Ferenc Deák travelled to the Austrian capital Vienna at the end of August. They wanted to negotiate with the Emperor, but it was a failure as the Emperor refused to entertain them. Furthermore he confirmed Jelačić’s title as Ban. This was taken as an advance warning by both sides. Batthyány admitted his policy's failure and resigned on 11 September. On the same day Jelačić crossed the River Drava with approximately 30,000 men. At a few places the Romans built wooden bridges across the ''Isara'' so they could cross the river with its strong currents more easily. One of these could have been along the Roman street from Salzburg to Augsburg south of contemporary Munich. Thus trade traffic could easily be controlled and income from tolls was frequent and regular. The medieval foundation of the cities of Munich and Landshut are directly connected with the building of bridges and the resulting conflicts concerning power and influence on the economy. Due to the continuing growth of the cities there was a constant demand for timber and lime, which resulted in an increase of commercial rafting (timber rafting). Beginning in the 17th century wares like Mediterranean fruit, spices, cotton and silk from the ''Venetian Market'' in Mittenwald were transported down the Isar and Danube all the way to Vienna and Budapest. During the 19th century when commercial rafting was at its peak, some 8,000 rafts arrived in Munich each year. Since the Middle Ages water mills were working at the banks of the Isar by hydro mechanical power. To ensure a more constant flow for the mills the water in Munich was led into small canals. The canals were also used to provide freshwater to the population of the city and also the numerous tanneries (Tanning) of the city and to fill the protecting ditches located outside the medieval town wall. During the annual floodings cities along the Isar were flooded again and again, causing severe damage and even killing people. In 1813 a bridge in Munich collapsed during a flood, killing more than 100 people who were watching the flooding from the bridge. From 1806 on, the banks of the river were fixed and the river was canalized. This led to its deeper digging into the river bed due to its flowing faster. Further extensive measures have been taken since the 1920s to install hydroelectric power plants. From 1954 to 1959 the then much-disputed Sylvensteinspeicher was built for the generation of electricity and for protection against floodings. The village of Fall (Fall (village in Germany)) was drowned in the reservoir. When the water level in the reservoir is very low the church tower can still be seen sticking out of the water. Only over the last few years the Isar was partly turned back from a canal into a more natural river. Railway transportation Usti nad Labem is an important railway node with four railway stations that is intersected by international lines Berlin-Vienna and Berlin-Budapest-Beograd-Sofia (Baltic-Orient). The backbone international line is the national railway line No. 090 – I. transit railway corridor State frontier Decin – Usti nad Labem – Prague – Breclav – state frontier which is part of the IV. Trans-European Multimodal Corridor. The re-construction on the way and the modernization of the line to meet the parameters of increased line speed will add quality to personal and commercial transportation. On the line section that intersects the city center interregional railway transpor-tation, suburban transportation and the backbone city mass transportation will come together. The Eurocity (EC) and Intercity (IC) trains connected to the European railway network stop regularly in Usti nad Labem Central Station. Wikipedia:Vienna Commons:Category:Vienna
subscription for his future Bayreuth Festival, Heckel suggested to the composer that he sponsor additional societies to help secure support. Wagner embraced the idea enthusiastically, and by 1872, societies had been established in Vienna, Berlin, Leipzig and London (the latter founded by Edward Dannreuther (1844-1905), the author of ''Richard Wagner: His Tendencies and Theories'' published in 1873). '''Karl Schäfer''' (17 May 1909, in Vienna &ndash
Baikal region do exist, first discovered in 1902 in Barguzin Bay (Barguzin River) and Selenge River delta (Selenge River), Fuks, Matveychuk, pp. 374-375 but they are nowhere near the commercial size depicted by Verne. Fuks, Matveychuk, p. 372 In mid-March, a heavy Soviet attack near Stuhlweissenberg split Army Group ''Balck'' (6th Army (Wehrmacht)) in half and resulted in a general withdrawal towards Vienna. The 12th SS was involved in many desperate rearguard actions, and on 13 April fell back from Vienna. Withdrawing through Odenburg and Hirtenberg, the division reached Linz, Austria near the American lines. On 8 May 1945, 10,000 survivors of the division surrendered to Major General Stanley Eric Reinhart, commander of the 65th Infantry Division, near Enns. Wikipedia:Vienna Commons:Category:Vienna
was discharged from the army with the rank of lieutenant in 1918 and did some acting in the Viennese theater circuit for a short time before being hired as a writer at Decla, Erich Pommer's Berlin-based production company. DATE OF BIRTH birth_place Vienna, Austria-Hungary death_date
, in Paris with Jacques Février and Yvonne Lefébure, and in Vienna with Alfred Brendel, Jörg Demus and Paul Badura-Skoda. She is particularly known for her interpretations of Schubert (Franz Schubert) and Schumann (Robert Schumann), but she has also been involved in modern music, giving the premières of works such as ''Traced Overhead'' by Thomas Adès. As well as performing as soloist she participates in chamber music and lieder, her long-standing partnership
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Apart from being regarded as the ''City of Music''
In a 2005 study of 127 world cities (Global city), the Economist Intelligence Unit ranked the city first (in a tie with Vancouver, Canada) for the world's most livable cities (World's most livable cities) (in the 2012 survey of 140 cities Vienna was ranked number two, behind Melbourne).
The city was ranked 1st globally for its culture of innovation in 2007 and 2008, and fifth globally (out of 256 cities) in the 2011 Innovation Cities Index, which analyzed 162 indicators in covering three areas: culture, infrastructure, and markets.